09 November 2010

we play Tuesday

Two for this week.   Yesterday was our usual bake day and the kids decided on scones.  We heart, flower and circle shaped scones!  The recipe was the easy lemonade scone recipe  which is quick and easy for kids to follow:

This very quick and easy recipe produces lovely light scones. They are best served hot from the oven. (they don't keep very well at all )

Makes about 12-14 scones.

We use a 20ml tablespoon and 250ml measuring cup for all of our recipes.

325g (2 cups + 2 tablespoons) self-raising flour
167ml (2/3 cup) cold lemonade (use the carbonated type)
167ml (2/3 cup) thickened cream (35 percent fat)

Preheat oven to 225 degrees Celsius (205 degrees Celsius fan-forced). Line a baking tray with baking paper.

Sift flour into a large bowl. Combine lemonade and cream in a medium bowl. Add lemonade and cream mixture to flour and gently fold ingredients together until just combined (don't over mix the dough as this will produce tough scones). The dough should be fairly soft and sticky.
Place dough on a lightly floured bench, form into a round and press out to about 3.5cm thickness. Cut scones using a floured 5cm diameter cutter. We find that using a quick, firm motion to cut the scones gives a them better shape and makes them less likely to stick to the cutter. Form the off cuts into another round and cut some more scones.

Place scones close together on the tray, so they are just touching. Bake for about 12-15 minutes, or until pale golden and cooked through.

If you like your scones to have a soft crust, cover them with a clean tea towel for one minute after removing from the oven. Serve hot with jam and whipped cream.
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The second activity was this morning and we had the opportunity to glaze the clay creations we made a few weeks ago at home ed group.  We painted the pieces first then applied the glaze.  These will now go into the kiln again  to be fired at an even higher temperature and then we can take them home.


littlewondersdays said...

The scones look delicious and I love the heart shape of them. Your young artists seem very intent on their projects. I bet they can't wait to see their finished work.

shae said...

Scones! Yummo, guess what I'm going to bake lol

Cate said...

Have never tried lemonade scones before - they sound great!

Lovely pics of the kids in action :-)

amandab said...

My husband had some lemonade scones the other week and loved them so I am going to HAVE to make these!

We are looking forward to getting some ceramic painting done some time in the near future, but they won't be our own lovely creations as in you case, but they will be lovely gifts for someone :)

Bronnie and family said...

I love lemonade scones. I am sure the other recipes are a little healthier, but lemonade scones never fail, whereas the others have mixed results. My pumpkin scones have been known to turn out more like biscuits. The kids like theirs with jam and whipped cream.
I'm not very crafty but the kids are, so I let them go for it occasionally ...

Hampers said...

Scones can sometimes be like rock cakes for, but my partner loves the idea of lemonade aeration. Love the color of the images!

DoanLegacy said...

This looks so much fun, and a fantastic project for the kids..

Joni Llanora said...

Haven't bake scones ever and yours looked lovely. Will do this soon. Thanks!

Christie - Childhood 101 said...

Oooh, those scones look and sound great, may have to add them to our list of things to try :)

Marita said...

The recipe too! Awesome. Thank you.